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SMS with Twilio

Sending SMS from an app with Twilio.

This example uses Twilio API to send SMS from an app.

Sample app uses and demonstrates:

  • jQuery Mobile.
  • Server Code.
  • Invoking an external REST API.

App (UI)

To get the app UI:

  1. Create a new jQuery Mobile app based on the Starter template.
  2. Inside the App Builder, select Create new > From plugin. Under Appery.io Examples, select SMS with Twilio.
  3. Click the Import selected plugin button.
  4. Select Twilio as the starter page and click Apply settings.

Backend

To get the app backend:

  1. Go to Server Code page.
  2. Go to Plugins page.
  3. Import Twilio plugin.

Twilio Account

You also need to create a Twilio account to get an API key to send emails. After you sign up for an account, you will need the following information:

  • Account Sid.
  • Auth Token.
  • Twilio phone number.

Configuring the Server Code Script

Now, you need to configure the script.

  1. Open the Server Code script you have just imported.
  2. At the top of the script, set the accountSid and token values.
  3. Then set the from value - that's your Twilio number.
    That's all you need to do to configure this script.

Testing the Script

It's a good idea to test the script and the SendGrid API to make sure it works.

  1. Switch to Script parameters tab.
  2. Create the following parameters and set them to test values:
    • to
    • body
  3. Switch to Run tab and click Save and run button.

Connecting the App with the Backend

The last step is to connect the app with the backend.

  1. Inside the App Builder, open Services > TwilioSMS_service.
  2. In Settings tab, you will see {servercode} in the URL. To replace the value with the script ID, in Server Code script, switch to API information tab. There you will see the script ID in the URL you need to use.
  3. Save all the changes.

Testing the App

You are now ready to test the app. Click the Test button in the App Builder to launch the app in the browser.

Testing on the Device

You can also easily test the app directly on the device by using the Appery.io Tester App

SMS with Twilio

Sending SMS from an app with Twilio.